JOB: Assistant Librarian, Mountain View

LAC seeks for immediate consideration an Assistant Librarian to work in a corporate special library environment in Mountain View, CA. The Assistant Librarian will maintain the library and support to the user population at that location as well as the overall organizational library goals and services.  This is a part-time regular position of approximately 30 hour/week.  Special projects may arise on occasion, which would offer the Assistant Librarian more work hours.

Primary Responsibilities — not intended as an all-inclusive list of duties

  • Staff the library during appropriate business hours.
  • Assist users (patrons) using the library and its resources.
  • Perform training and orientation as needed or required.
  • Oversee circulation, shelving, shipments of materials between libraries on a consistent basis.
  • Perform ready reference, instruction on research databases, and filling and expediting user requests.
  • General maintenance of library including: acquisitions assistance, processing of new books/software, weeding of materials, keeping track of materials in transit between library locations, pick-up and sorting of mail and inter-library loan bins, and maintenance of public computer workstations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems related to the acquisitions, circulation, and delivery of materials.
  • Work on special projects assigned by the Library Manager.
  • Prepare reports and submit metrics to the Library Manager as requested.
  • Update Polaris ILS on a regular basis or as instructed

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in MLIS degree program (i.e. degree in active progress) at a minimum is mandatory.  Completed MLIS degree is a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and effective interpersonal communication (in person, via telephone, via email, via instant message, etc.) is highly sought.
  • Excellent time-management skills are mandatory.
  • Must have strong initiative and follow-through.  The ability to work without direct daily supervision is key to the success of this position.
  • Previous library experience is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in an integrated library system (ILS) is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a corporate library setting is a plus.

To Apply:

Library Associates Companies (LAC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.